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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP30 May 2018 9:20 p.m. PST

"We know that skimpy armor that shows off a woman's cleavage is rather impractical for combat and that sculpted "boob plate" armor can be a hazard to your health, but on occasions that women did don armor in medieval Europe, what kind of armor did they actually wear? And is shapely, feminine armor a modern convention, or does it have some roots in the Middle Ages?…."
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nvdoyle31 May 2018 6:49 p.m. PST

None, with vanishingly few exceptions.

goragrad31 May 2018 9:41 p.m. PST

If they were in a situation that required it the women would wear pretty much the same armor that the men wore.

Unless it was parade or ceremonial in any period the armor in use had evolved to be the best protection that society had available.

Wearing anything else would be counter productive.

zardoz1957 Supporting Member of TMP01 Jun 2018 7:50 a.m. PST


Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP01 Jun 2018 12:23 p.m. PST

Isabel La Catolica… didn't were an armor?….by memory I'm sure she did…


goragrad01 Jun 2018 9:12 p.m. PST

And as I noted Tang01, she undoubtedly wore whatever armor was current at the time.

Might have had a harness made to fit her torso, etc., but no radar domes or other fantasy bits.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP01 Jun 2018 10:18 p.m. PST

Here it is….




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